Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Farmhouse Table


I have wanted a farmhouse table for the longest time!
And, I wanted my son to build it. 
After about a million hints (actually they were more like requests) it sunk in that I was serious about wanting a new table. 
So, for Christmas 2013, my husband gave me a gift card to Lowe's to buy what we needed to build the table.

It didn't happen until August, but my table was finally built!

I lucked up on some legs that I wanted to use at an antique store. Then I had plenty of money on the gift card to buy everything else so my son, John, could get to work!
He started by building a frame for the top of the table and attaching it to the legs...

I wanted the table to be long and skinny, so it measures a little over 7 feet long and 29 inches wide.

Next, John added supports across the frame...

Then he added 4 boards to create the top...

I then took a belt sander to the edges to round the corners and rough up the edges to make it look old.
Then we flipped it upside down onto the kitchen counter work station and stained the base of the table...

I added crackle medium is a few random areas...

and, then I painted the base of the table with milk paint from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company in the color barn red...



I went over the base with a dark wax to tone it down and then stained the top...

In a couple of places on the top,
I used my fingers and wiped on a little of the milk paint...



It took awhile for me to get my farmhouse table,
but it was worth the wait!



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Wreath

I don't know anyone who isn't looking forward to Spring!
 When I found this cute vintage child's rake I knew it would add the perfect touch to my Spring wreath...

To make this wreath you'll need:

18 inch Grapevine Wreath
Child’s Rake
Wire
Moss and other natural elements
Glue
Seed Packets
Twine
Chalkboard Paper with an Adhesive Back
Scrapbook Paper
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Hole Punch
Chalk

Start by wiring the rake onto the grapevine wreath. If you are unable to find a child's rake, use the head of a large rake.

Glue on moss and other natural elements...
Tuck a seed packet in with the moss.

Add seed packets to the rake tines...

Next, create a banner using chalkboard paper and scrapbook paper. Cut out triangles from the adhesive back chalkboard paper that measure 1 ½ inches wide by 2 inches high.

 Peel the back and stick onto scrapbook paper. 



Cut scrapbook paper slightly larger than the chalkboard paper to form a pennant. Use a hole punch to make holes in the top corners of each pennant. 

String the pennants onto twine.



 Use chalk to write “welcome” on the banner and tie it to the wreath.



Now, I'm raking in smiles when friends come to visit!


In the Fall, I think I will remove the seed packets and add these cute whimsical leaves from Patience Brewster...
Mini Orange Falling Leaf Ornament

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What The Kids Are Creating #3


My Daughter, Carrie, has lots of curling irons. I'm not sure why anyone would need so many, but she always looks good, so what do I know! She had seen storage solutions for curling irons and hair dryers on Pinterest using PVC pipe. She had my son, John, cut the PVC pipe for her at different lengths. Then he drilled holes to attach the pipe to the inside of the cabinet door. Before John attached the pipe to the door, Carrie covered the pipe with Washi tape. John then attached the pipe to the inside of the cabinet door and not only is it the perfect storage solution, it's pretty...



While she was at it, Carrie cover an old rake handle with scrapbook paper to make a pretty display for her jewelry. You can see that post HERE.

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